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Jeff Tedford unhappy with how Cal handled his firing

Jeff Tedford’s 11-year tenure as Cal’s football coach came to an end in 2012 after stumbling to an uninspiring and embarrassing three wins, the program’s lowest win total in over a decade. His firing did not shock many, probably even including himself. But what Tedford is unhappy about is the way his firing was handled by Cal AD Sandy Barbour. Tedford spoke to BANG’s Jeff...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss
SHARK ATTACK

San Jose goalie's new mask is horrifying

This is the new headgear for Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss. I have no clue what in the world that demon creature is supposed to be. Is it a zombie? Is it a werewolf? Is it a zombie werewolf? Maybe Ryane Clowe having a bad day? All I do know is my pants are now a little more damp than they were. [photo via @kkurzcsn]
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharks fan throws punch at Predators fan during game, embarsses himself (Video)

Here’s video from the Sharks-Predators game in Nashville on Tuesday of a fight in the stands between fans of each team. The Sharks lost the game, their fifth loss in a row, while the Sharks fan depicted here lost his dignity. The Sharks fan, reportedly sticking up for his girlfriend, starts a fight with a Preds fan several rows in front of him. As you see, Sharks fan’s punch...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Grant Balfour out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

A’s closer Grant Balfour has a torn meniscus in his right knee that will require surgery and keep him out 4-6 weeks, according to the Chronicle’s Susan Slusser. The injury will be repaired by arthroscopic surgery, which Balfour will undergo Thursday afternoon. The pitcher had knee soreness toward the end of last season that came back this week. An MRI revealed the tear. But don’t...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Greg Olson: Raiders bringing back old run offense

One of the more disappointing story lines of the Raiders 2012 season was once again the inability of Darren McFadden to meet expectations. A lot of the blame for that was burdened on former offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and his reconstructing the Raiders offense with a zone blocking scheme, with which McFadden visibly struggled. Because as that old Oakland Raiders saying goes...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry looks ready to smoke the 3-point shootout field (Video)

So, we already know Stephen Curry will be competing in the 3-point shootout this weekend during All-Star festivities in Houston. On Wednesday Curry fired off a warning shot (no pun intended) letting his competitors—Ryan Anderson, Matt Bonner, Paul George, Kyrie Irving and Steve Novak—know he isn’t playing around. Here’s the video he sent out on Twitter of him going through...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Gamble leaves 49ers to re-join Eagles front office

The 49ers front office took a hit Wednesday with director of player personnel Tom Gamble leaving to join the Eagles’ front office, where he began his NFL career in 1988. Gamble will become the Eagles’ VP of player personnel. Earlier this year he was a candidate for GM openings with the Jets and Jaguars. So he dodged a couple bullets there. More from the Chron’s Eric Branch...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Fashion guru Tim Gunn mixed on Warriors’ sleeve jerseys

Ever since the Warriors unveiled those ghastly yellow alternate uniforms with sleeves, the reaction from everybody who put in their two cents has been decidedly negative (look no further than this guy.) But before Wednesday we had yet to actually get an assessment from an actual fashion expert. Like, say, from one of those folks on those fashion competition shows I’m wholly ignorant...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bogut: ‘Our defense is sh*t’

So, the Warriors have now lost a season-high five games in a row after another clunker Tuesday night. But while Tuesday’s game against the Rockets was in far greater reach than last Tuesday’s debacle in Houston, the theme remained unchanged—the Warriors could not find a way to stop James Harden and friends when they needed to the most. Zero consistency on the defensive end...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s reliever Pedro Figueroa drops out of World Baseball Classic

The A’s won’t have to worry about losing anybody during spring training to the World Baseball Classic. Reliever Pedro Figueroa has decided skip playing in the tournament for his native Dominican Republic. The lefty posted a 1.43 WHIP and a 3.32 ERA in 19 appearances last season as a rookie. His decision to drop out of the WBC leaves the A’s now with no representatives in it...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack out vs. Rockets on Tuesday

Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack will not play Tuesday night at home against the Rockets, per BANG’s Marcus Thompson. Jack is still not recovered fully from the right shoulder contusion suffered last week during that controversial game in Houston. The Warriors’ reserve unit has struggled mightily to fill the void in production for which Jack (12.8 points and 5.8 assists in...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Andres Torres really wanted Giants deal to get done

Andres Torres won the World Series in 2010 with the Giants as the starting center fielder but spent 2012 with the Mets after being traded for the Giants’ current starting center fielder Angel Pagan. Torres is now back with the Giants this season to compete with Gregor Blanco for the starting spot in left field. Torres reportedly had interest from a few teams, specifically the...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan eloquently breaks down the Sharks’ loss to the Blue Jackets

“This one sucks.” — Sharks coach Todd McLellan, after Monday’s 6-2 loss to the 4-7-2 Blue Jackets. The Sharks have lost five in a row. [photo via]
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s sign Hideki Okajima to minor-league deal

Per the Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, among others, the A’s came to terms on a minor-league contract with reliever Hideki Okajima on Monday, the day pitchers and catchers officially reported for camp. The deal is set to be announced Tuesday, pending the results of a physical. The lefty spent 2012 out of MLB, playing in Japan and putting up a 0.94 ERA. Prior to that, Okajima spent...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

On second thought, the Warriors’ alternate sleeve jerseys are stupid

Earlier we brought you news that the Warriors will be wearing a sweet new yellow alternate jersey. The only problem was that the jerseys have sleeves. Initially, I expressed my doubts about incorporating sleeves into NBA jerseys, though I also conceded I’d be open to coming around on them. But after taking some time to mull over the look and check out other photos of the duds...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Warriors unveil alternate jersey with sleeves (Photos)

The Warriors on Monday will be unveiling a new alternate jersey. But this won’t be just any alternate jersey. This one has sleeves. Yes, sleeves. The innovative jerseys are a partnership between adidas and the Warriors, who become the first team in the NBA’s modern era to incorporate sleeves into their look. The Dubs are scheduled rock the jerseys first on Feb. 22 at home vs...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders have 4th easiest strength of schedule in 2013; 49ers 9th hardest

The NFL has released its strength of schedule list for 2013, and, in some good news for the Raiders as they enter another complicated offseason, they’ll have the fourth easiest path to the playoffs. The bad news is that AFC West foes Broncos and Chargers have the two easiest schedules, respectively, while the Chiefs (.473) are right behind the Raiders at fifth. Strength of schedule...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss
RIVALRY ON

Giants' Belt jabs Dodgers

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt jabbed the rival Los Angeles Dodgers when answering a question at a Giants' fan event.

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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaymee Sire leaving CSN Bay Area for ESPN?

According to Bay Area Sports Guy, CSN Bay Area’s Jaymee Sire is leaving the network for a job with ESPN. Nothing has been announced officially, but Sire has removed “CSN” from her Twitter handle, as well as any mentions of affiliation to the network in her Twitter bio. BASG says that she and CSNBA are parting ways amicably. Sire has had several roles with CSNBA since joining...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Brent Burns to return vs. Coyotes on Saturday

Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is likely to play Saturday afternoon, making his season debut against the Coyotes, according to CSN’s Kevin Kurz. Burns has missed all 10 games this season while still recovering from offseason sports hernia surgery. As one of the team’s top defenseman, he returns to a Sharks blue line that has played surprisingly well in his absence. The Sharks...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Former top prospect, murder suspect Angel Villalona back with Giants

Angel Villalona was once considered the top prospect in the Giants farm system. Then his career was turned upside down in 2009 when he faced murder charges in his native Dominican Republic.The charges were eventually dropped, and Villalona reportedly reached a settlement with the victim’s family. Now, still only 22, the first baseman is trying to get his baseball career back on...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum looks, um, different (Photos)

When we last saw Tim Lincecum it was in the World Series, still with the “Dazed and Confused” look for which we’ve come to know him. The long hair, the vacant smile. It all made sense when Lincecum got busted for weed a few years back. But when he appeared in front of the media on Friday, you could barely recognize him. The flowing, often-grimey locks were gone, replaced by...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry to participate in 3-point shootout

Stephen Curry has decided to participate in the 3-Point Shootout after originally believed to be leaning against it.  Curry goes up against Ryan Anderson (Hornets), Matt Bonner (Spurs), Paul George (Pacers), Kyrie Irving (Cavs) and Steve Novak (Knicks) in next Saturday’s competition. This season, when he’s not shimmy shaking or being mauled by Kirk Hinrich’s bear nails, Curry...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes drafted by Shaq for Rising Stars Challenge

Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes will both be part of Team Shaq in next week’s Rising Stars Challenge part of all-star weekend. Thompson and Barnes were announced last week as part of the initial 18-player pool (Ricky Rubio and Isaiah Thomas were late additions). On Thursday, Shaq and Charles Barkley held the schoolyard-style draft on TNT for their teams. Thompson was selected...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco was willing to cheat to secure Super Bowl, doesn’t know the rules

Audio from NFL Network’s “SoundFX” show indicates that Joe Flacco was willing to egregiously cheat in order to preserve the Ravens’ Super Bowl victory. But first, setting up the scene. The Ravens had just intentionally given up a safety, sacrificing two points so the 49ers would have worse field position with the ball and to kill time by having punter Sam Koch run around...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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